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Hearing Set For NJ Cop Charged In Doylestown Armed Standoff

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By Molly Daly

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A preliminary hearing will be held Friday for Richard Klementovich, whose standoff with police in Doylestown ended overnight with his surrender (see previous story).

Authorities say Klementovich, an off-duty Clifton, NJ police officer, called local police to his estranged wife’s house Sunday afternoon, saying he had a civil dispute.

Doylestown Township Police acting chief Dean Logan says when the responding officer arrived, he found an envelope in the driveway addressed to the police.

“And it basically stated to the effect that he has 2,000 rounds of ammunition in the house, and that he is a police officer,” Logan tells KYW Newsradio.

Authorities say Klementovich, 42, used a high-powered rifle to shoot at police, holding them at bay for ten hours before surrendering.

Klementovich, a Gulf War veteran, was arraigned this morning on 13 counts of criminal attempted homicide.  He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

 

 

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